Marcus likes... Clipboard.NET
Found this cool tool that remembers a
list of things that you have copied onto your Clipboard. You can then
easily pick among the items and
paste back things you have copied a while ago.
Invaluable for coders I guarantee; how often haven’t you want to get the
second latest thing you paste? With
Clipboard.NET you can.
Great tool! You can download it from
In Control II - Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin is known to a broader
audience for the summer-hit “Don’t worry, be happy”. But that is such a
little part of his work. And his real genius lies in his voice.
This guy has control, and loads of it. When I heard this clip yesterday
I found myself with my mouth open through out the whole thing.
And then I checked this out where he improvises over a Air by Bach. My
good! He is the king!
The vacation - short recap
As I wrote earlier I’ve just spent four wonderful weeks on vacation.
Great times and great feeling to do something completely different for a
First we went to Skåne and stayed for a week in Ystad, in this nice
Only about 1.90 m in height but it worked out alright. In the
surrounding fields Elin took a Gladiator-inspired photo.
Then we went to Ängelholm at the other side of Skåne and stayed at a
wonderful bed and breakfast, Galleri Grythyttan, with a very beautiful
view from our bedroom window.S
Then we went to Denmark to visit my parents and sister. The Denmark
visit included a short stop at Skagen where two oceans meet. Powerful
Finally back to Sweden and Hyppeln in the Gothenburg archipelago. Here
we had ten superdays that were all spent at the beach. Abbe took his
first bath in the ocean. Loved it!
WCF, WSDL and differences from web services
I’m back after a four week vacation (oh yeah - us Swedes really has things going for us). More about the vacation later. First thing to learn this “season” is that the WSDL generated by WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) services differs from the one generated with ASMX web services. The main difference is that the WSDL is generated with some kind of virtual links. That is; parts of the WSDL-file is retrieved using a different URL. For example: schemaLocation=”http://localhost:3236/Bokforing.svc?xsd=xsd0 This seems to be working fine in Visual Studio 2008 (and hopefully in 2005 also), since they are capable of navigating such references. But there are problems when you want to send the WSDL-file to someone as an attachment, or in other environment that can’t navigate such links. Fortunally Christian Weyer has a suggestion on how to solve this. There are also some other very useful stuff in there on how...
Multi-gifted - Glyn Williams
I can’t keep this clip from you - it’s golden. The clip shows one of my
Richardsons band, in their best party-mode. The “main” soloist is an
excellent euphonium player named Glyn Williams, but here he tries out
some other instruments also.
The new grandfathers clock
Modelling - the result
As I wrote earlier
I have done another “photo session” for Avega. Who
knew that such assignments were to take place at a software consultant
I then promised to show the result and here it is.
I am really pleased with the result. It almost looks like it was drawn
or something. Really cool colors. It is a great photographer. The model
leaves more to wish for but you’ll have to work with what you’ve got…
Bus drivers on strike in Stockholm
This spring there has been strikes for some groups of workers who
actually might need it; nurses for example. And right now, in the
beginning of the vacation times, the bus drivers of Stockholm has gone
on strike. This in turn leads to a lot more people in the subway and
But we are still not even near an ordinary day in the Tokyo metro…
Brass band videos, anyone?
this page http://www.themusicpage.com/ that streams a lot of different
contests and performances from brass brand all over the world - seems to
be a bit a heavy on the down-under side but a lot of great stuff can be
For example recordings from the English Nationals that took place this
weekend, with Grimethorpe as the
WCF Data Contract Versioning
I’ve been checking out a very interesting subject for my current
project; WCF contract (and services) versioning.
The support for this is so much better in Windows Communication
Foundation (WCF) than for mere web services, that
going to WCF could be worth the effort based
on that parameter alone.
Here are some good tutorials, best practices and intros to the
Best Practices: Data Contract versioning,
Short but good article on the
by Das Blonde, aka That Indigo Girl, aka
Michele Leroux Bustamante
Well, that should get you started to handling versioning of
contracts and services.
New model job
Yesterday was the second job of my “modelling career”. You remember the
This time it was also for Avega and for
a short interview in the annual report. Like the last time I felt really
confused about wearing make-up and doing poses. This time was in the
public also - at Stureplan
downtown Stockholm. It was the same photographer - and he is great!
And, I have to say it don’t I, the pictures are sure to be great. It
didn’t feel cheap at all ;). I’ll be sure to post some of them here as
soon as I am allowed.